1: To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise; 2: For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue. 3: They encompassed me also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause. 4: For my love they are my adversaries: but I [give myself to] prayer. 5: And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love. 6: Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand. 7: When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin. 8: Let his days be few; [and] let another take his office. 9: Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow. 10: Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek [their bread] also out of their desolate places. 11: Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let strangers spoil his labor. 12: Let there be none to extend mercy to him: neither let there be any to favor his fatherless children. 13: Let his posterity be cut off; [and] in the generation following let their name be blotted out. 14: Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out. 15: Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth. 16: Because that he remembered not to show mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart. 17: As he loved cursing, so let it come to him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him. 18: As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones. 19: Let it be to him as the garment [which] covereth him, and for a girdle with which he is girded continually. 20: [Let] this [be] the reward of my adversaries from the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul. 21: But do thou for me, O GOD the Lord, for thy name's sake: because thy mercy [is] good, deliver thou me. 22: For I [am] poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me. 23: I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust. 24: My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness. 25: I became also a reproach to them: [when] they looked upon me they shook their heads. 26: Help me, O LORD my God: O save me according to thy mercy: 27: That they may know that this [is] thy hand; [that] thou, LORD, hast done it. 28: Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice. 29: Let my adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle. 30: I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; yes, I will praise him among the multitude. 31: For he will stand at the right hand of the poor, to save [him] from those that condemn his soul.